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Subject: Not perfect, but a gem nonetheless
I always liked this show. Songs like Dire Wolf, Stella Blue and Cassidy are a little awkward with the Dead's 1980s techno-y instrumentation, but other than that there are some beautiful performances. "Little Red Rooster" rocks hard. "Let It Grow" is absolutely blistering, the jam is so fast and furious. And while the Scarlet here is OK, the Fire is truly one of my all-time favorities, it is so perfect in its emotionally torn, longing orchestration.
Overall though, and as with any post-79 show, I would recommend a more aud-y recording of it because the sounds of the instruments, especially the drums, sound less fake on an AUD. Check out the other sources.
Subject: Wow its hard to say !
Like I said about the previous show I can't sneeze at this, but the last three overshadowed these two, even though I've had the tapes ever since, they're all in storage so I haven't heard it in a while. I always liked Far Frm Me even though some of Brent's songs can be rather negative !
I was fond of the 'late '70's Dancin', but I saw several this year, (the year I saw my most shows, 24 out of ~211 from '76-'94), that they brought it back and never disliked it back to the original arrangement.